People were able to survive years before without the existence of the gadgets that are now existing in the market. But if it will be up to you, would you rather live a life without the existence of these gadgets or would you prefer the one you live right now? Most of you will likely go with the latter than the former. Who wouldn’t? A lot of these gadgets have made people’s lives easier that living without them will simply seem incomplete.
Must-have Gadgets of the Modern World
While there are a lot of gadgets to choose from and most of them would be more of a luxury nowadays rather than a necessity, there are specific gadgets which are now more of a necessity because of the familiarity and convenience in using them. In fact, people have become dependent on using these gadgets in their everyday lives that without them, it will be a complete chaos.
• Home Entertainment System
Most households have their own home entertainment system. While options for televisions before are limited, there are now lots of options to choose from, where sizes and even screen technology differ. From 32-inch to 65-inch television complete with a Blu-ray player, it is complete luxury for the eyes.
Smartphones are now a complete must-have. With communication as its primary advantage, mobile and smart phones have longed aided people for better and more convenient communication systems. But with a lot of options, deciding which one to choose will depend on what your priorities are when using these phones. Do you use your phone more on checking your emails, calling or text messaging? Do you use it more in taking photos or playing games? These are only a few things that you should consider.
• Tablets and Laptops
Tablets and laptops have raided the market. From simple word-processing applications in the laptops to highly advanced gaming laptops, if you are a gamer and move around a lot, this would definitely be a must-have gadget for you.
And who would forget cameras? With a vainer social network society today, people post photos in their accounts and websites today more than ever since the trend of the society is a lot more graphical than in the past.
While Google Maps do a good job in providing detailed transit directions, it is nowhere as attractive as a London City Illustrated Map that is a product of a creative and skillful combination of geography, information and architecture from a favorable vantage point. The illustration can range from whimsical to realistic and from 2D site plans to fully rendered bird’s eye-view map illustrations.
One of the features of Google Map app is the ability to save offline maps on the iPhone. When you travel abroad, it is very likely to experience slow cell reception or lack of data connection but you can still access the saved offline maps.
Apple Maps are integrated in the iPhone but sometimes Google Maps work better. Besides that, the app can be downloaded for free. Even if you have a foreign SIM when you travel to another country, Google Maps will still work to provide driving directions. The maps that have been saved offline can still be viewed in detail. Points of interest, businesses and locations can be searched in the downloaded areas. To view the points of interest in greater detail, the user can simply zoom in and out.
However, the offline Google Map cannot provide advice on road constructions, street conditions or transit outages because the features are not available offline. For walking directions and transit directions, it is important to obtain cell reception or internet connection through Wi-Fi.
The offline maps can only be saved for 30 days. After the 30 days are over, the offline maps are automatically deleted to save on the storage space of the iPhone. If you are travelling to the same place for the second time, make sure to download the offline maps before the 30 days are over. It is also a good idea to update the areas regularly to include any changes since the last download.
The offline map of London that can be downloaded on the iPhone is different from the London City Illustrated Map. The illustrated map has no strict scales that will show streets, road constructions, buildings and landmarks. The illustration is an aerial view focused on prominent parts of the landscape to provide the feeling of identification.